In addition, TRI has made a charitable contribution of $1 million to OSRF to support the organization’s goals to develop and promote the growth of the open source robotics community and to support the development of the Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo.
Gill Pratt, TRI CEO, says: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the value of the Open Source Robotics Foundation. Of the 23 teams that competed in the Darpa Robotics Challenge 18 used ROS and 14 used Gazebo.
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Jaybridge Robotics announced today that the Jaybridge Robotics software engineering team has joined TRI.
“TRI’s mission is to bridge the gap between research and product development in many areas, including artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous passenger vehicles,“ TRI CEO Gill Pratt said.
“The 16-member Jaybridge team brings decades of experience developing, testing, and supporting autonomous vehicle products which perfectly complements the world-class research team at TRI.”
Jaybridge CEO Jeremy Brown added: “Where Jaybridge has historically limited its focus to industrial applications such as agriculture and mining, TRI is going after the big one: helping to reduce the nearly 1.25 million traffic fatalities each year, worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited.”
The former Jaybridge team has joined TRI’s Cambridge, MA facility. Like everyone else at TRI, they will be working closely with counterparts at TRI facilities across the US, as well as with partner Toyota research and development teams around the world.